The Lady in Blue

The Lady in Blue

by Javier Sierra
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The Lady in Blue by Javier Sierra

An elaborately woven novel of intrigue about one of America's most curious and enduring legends -- the enigma of the Lady in Blue

In Los Angeles, Jennifer Narody has been having a series of disturbing dreams involving eerie images of a lady dressed in blue. What she doesn't know is that this same spirit appeared to leaders of the Jumano Native American tribe in New Mexico 362 years earlier, and was linked to a Spanish nun capable of powers of "bilocation," or the ability to be in two places simultaneously. Meanwhile, young journalist Carlos Albert is driven by a blinding snowstorm to the little Spanish town of Ágreda, where he stumbles upon a nearly forgotten seventeenth-century convent founded by this same legendary woman. Intrigued by her rumored powers, he delves into finding out more. These threads, linked by an apparent suicide, eventually lead Carlos to Cardinal Baldi, to an American spy, and ultimately to Los Angeles, where Jennifer Narody unwittingly holds the key to the mystery that the Catholic Church, the U.S. Defense Department, and the journalist are each determined to decipher -- the Lady in Blue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416558378
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 06/19/2007
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 746,163
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into forty languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. One of the most accomplished authors on the Spanish literary scene, Sierra studied journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid. El Maestro del Prado spent a year on the bestseller list in Spain, gaining the admiration of art experts, aficionados, and critics. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Madrid with his wife and two children.

Hometown:

Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth:

August 11, 1971

Place of Birth:

Teruel, Spain

Education:

Journalism studies at the Complutense University, Madrid, 1989-1995

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The Lady in Blue 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Javier Sierra gets credit for providing a unique explanation for apparitions of the Virgin Mary over the centuries, but his writing fails to sparkle. He keeps the narrative lively by shifting between centuries and locations, perhaps too much. I found the multiple story lines confusing - is it a surprise in a novel that includes Vatican coverups, 17th-century New Mexico missions, bilocating nuns, a secret U.S. government project, the Spanish Inquisition, and half-human angels? In addition, the book is extremely talky, with endless dialogues on every concept. To be honest, by the end of the book, I still had no idea who the good guys were.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
La Dama Azúl by Javier Sierra - Spanish Edition This book is based on the life of the nun María de Jesús de Ágreda who lived from 1602 to 1665. She appeared more than 500 times to the Jumano Indians of New Mexico and converted them to Christianity - without ever leaving her monastery in Spain. The Inquisition suspected her of witchcraft, after Fray Alonso de Benavides interviewed her and published his famous memorial in 1630. The book opens in 1991. Father Giuseppe Baldi, one of the four Apostles (Luke) who is in charge of a secret study from The Vatican that deals with the study of Bilocation, an alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two distinct places at the same time. Father Baldi believes that music is able to alter the brain frequencies to stimulate the centers of perception that allows a person to travel through time. He is working in close proximity with three other apostles - Matthew (Father Luis Corso who is assassinated/commits suicide), John (Cardinal Sebastián Zsidiv a Polish high rank member of the curia), and Mark (Father Amadeo María de Tejada who is trying to get the nun, María de Jesús de Ágreda, beatified). Immediately it turns back to 1629, and the author narrates the firs apparition of the Lady in Blue to Sakmo, son of the Indian chief of The Jumano Indians, a prominent indigenous tribe who inhabited a large area of western Texas, adjacent New Mexico. Then we travel back to the present (1991) where Jennifer Norady is being psychoanalyzed by Dr. Linda Myers because Jennifer is having dreams of the Blue Lady. Jennifer had volunteered to a secret CIA experiment where they were trying to bilocate Americans to be able to spy on the Soviets. She had to end the study because of her health. Finally, we meet Carlos Albert, a newsman who has recently lost his faith and, by chance, is led to the convent of Ágreda as he was following a lead on the Shroud of Turín. It is up to Albert, as the work travels through the ages, and the historic facts are revealed, to make sense of Father Corso's death, to locate the stolen document written by Benavides explaining how bilocation occurs, and to bring and end to the nightmares of Jennifer Narody by discovering the mystery that The Catholic Church and The US Department of Defense are trying to keep secret, but a group of "angels" are trying to make public. The book is narrated in the third person point of view. It covers many historical facts that the author ingeniously intertwines together to create a novel that reads easily and is very enjoyable. Whether you believe in angels, God, or the Catholic Church will become irrelevant, because you can't wait to figure out what will happen next...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enmarqu More than 1 year ago
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Dyerfan More than 1 year ago
The book was fairly interesting, but not as good as his other book "The Secret Supper". This book is for people who believe in Remote Viewing and out of body travel and don't mind it applied to religion. I found it on the Bargain Bin and was glad that I didn't pay full price.
ms77 More than 1 year ago
I just didn't care for this. I usually finish a book once I have started it, but this one just wasn't worth the effort!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mymacman More than 1 year ago
Perhaps the author thought it would be a good idea to shroud the story in murky mist and time-shifts, but it doesn't work. Is this an expose book that the visions of the Virgin have a science explanation, or is this just a half-way thought out story that made it into book form? I agree with the other reviewer who said it was confusing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually thought this was an excellent book. I actually believe in the ability to transport. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars, but it's not available, so 4 it is!